Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:47:20 PM
If anyone does try to use sex as a tool to command your obedience, the best response would be to give them a dildo, tell them to drat themself and walk away. Or just not bother with the first part - why waste money on them? They have no respect for you and would have even less if they knew they controlled you. No point staying with that.
Sunday, September 23, 2012 6:41:09 PM
Didn't know the Lysistrata story. You learn a lot of things reading IAB and Wikipedia
Well, it`s not exactly a recent work. Few people would be familiar with a play written a couple of millenia ago thousands of miles away.
I only knew about it because my Latin master used a Latin translation of it as a course text. I haven`t looked at it for 30 years.
It`s much more even-handed in its stereotyping than this - it doesn`t portray women as asexual. There are some amusing farcical scenes of women using ludicrous plans to sneak out to get laid while Lysistrata and her guards run around trying to stop them.
Which is part of the reason why it wouldn`t stop almost all war. Contrary to some modern beliefs, women don`t generally regard sex as an onerous chore they`ll put up with if men pay them enough (either in cash or in some other way, such as obedience to commands like in this example).